In Our Own Words
No matter where you live or do business, membership creates a common bond.
Learn about YPO from our members, in their own words.
San Francisco, California
Member since 2004
“Collaborating with business leaders around the world in social enterprise projects has been a huge benefit. Not only have the contacts and advice been invaluable, but I also find it rewarding to work with other YPO and WPO members in making a difference.”
“I think being a member gives you a very different perspective. Through YPO, you’re able to meet like-minded people — your peers — and you’re able to share your experiences.”
“What I’ve found is that my life is so much more effective because of what I’ve learned through YPO. Every moment that I’ve put into it, I’ve received back tenfold.”
Member since 2005
“Forum provides the single most important experience that is lacking in the upper echelon of management: a completely confidential exchange from which you obtain unbiased, caring and insightful knowledge that you can never get from your in-house management team, board of directors or business partners.”
“The benefits YPO has given me have been leadership skills, the opportunity to develop insight, and to work with some of the most talented executives in Australia, which has given me a significant competitive advantage in my business.”
“One of the best things about YPO and one of the best things about the people within YPO is they don’t criticize, they don’t give advice. They share experiences with you and you create your own advice.”
Monica de Oriol
Member since 2004
“I joined YPO in the midst of a company crisis. Having a network of peers allowed me to share my decision-making process with neutral and dynamic leaders.”